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2016 BASEBALL ALLSTAR TEAM NEWS
PEEWEE ALL-STAR WIN SILVER IN WEST HILL
Congratulations to the Erindale Lions PeeWee All-Star Team on winning the Silver at last weekend’s West Hill PeeWee Tournament!
The Lions kicked off their last tournament of the season on Friday night against the North York Blues with an 11-6 win. Erindale pitchers Jason and Liam were on point, throwing fastball after fastball over the plate, inducing strikes and groundouts. Game MVP went to Geric with his line drive double down the left field line.
Game 2 on Saturday morning began on a rough note against Richmond Hill Phoenix. At the end of the 2nd inning, Erindale was down 7-2. But our pitchers Lance, Ryan B. and Thomas dug in, and our batters never gave up. At the top of 5, it was 8-5 for Phoenix. At the bottom of 5, it was 14-8 for Erindale. In the end, the Lions won 14-11. Game MVP went to Jason with his line drive triple to centre field.
After a brief respite at Shoeless Joe’s for lunch, the team got right back on the field to play the host team West Hill Saturday afternoon, and Erindale defense was on fire. Jason and Ryan B. made a spectacular double play, and catcher Thomas threw a runner out trying to steal 3rd. Solid pitching by Payton and Tristan helped lead the team to a 9-6 win. Game MVP went to Tristan for his clean up pitching.
Sunday semi-finals showed up and the Erindale Lions were roaring to go.
Payton started the pitching show against East York, and the Erindale bats of Adam and Ryan T. were alive providing plenty of offense. Base running was on the mark, and the play of the game went to Geric for STEALING home! Joseph came in and took the closer role. Final score was 13-8 for Erindale. MVP went to Payton for providing some serious heat on the mound.
And the Lions were off to the Championship game…. A rubber match against North York Blues. And what a rubber match it was. The pitching duel between our pitcher and the North York pitcher was one for the history books. Erindale Lions played some great ball, but in the end lost 5-3 to take home the Silver!
Congratulations again Erindale Lions PeeWee All-Star team! Great season and see you on the diamond again next year!
Players: Adam A., Geric A., Jason T., Joseph D., Lance A., Liam R., Payton S., Ryan B., Ryan T., Ryan M., Thomas S., Tristan G.
Coaches: Brian Baker, Joe Alcaraz, Gomer Dionisio
MINOR BANTAM OBA WIN GOLD IN BOLTON
Over the weekend the Erindale minor bantam team took the championship in the Bolton OBA tournament.
The team started with a win on Friday vs Martingrove. After dropping a close 2-0 game vs the host Bolton, the team advanced with a tight 6-5 win over the Royal York Cardinals.
On Sunday, Erindale took the semi final vs North Toronto 8-2. That set up a showdown with Barrie in the finals.
The finals was a back and forth game. Erindale was up 6-2 only to see Barrie take the lead in the bottom of the 6th 8-6. In the top of the 7th inning Erindale was down to it last out. With no one on they stringed together a walk, 2 singles and a triple to take the lead. They were able to shut down Barrie in the bottom of the 7th to close out a great 9-8 win.
Congratulations go out to Jack, Damian, Marcus, Mark, Raphael, Maxx, Noah, Luke, Kevin, Adyn, Eric and Casey for an outstanding effort.
The team is back in action in Kitchener in 2 weeks and then heads to Delaware in late July.
PEEWEE SELECTS WIN BRONZE IN RICHMOND HILL
As submitted by Paul Santos:
Congratulations to the Erindale Lions PeeWee Select Team on winning the Bronze at last weekend’s Richmond Hill Phoenix PeeWee Tournament!
The Erindale Lions PeeWee team kicked off the tournament with a convincing 22-2 win over the Stratford Indians on Friday. “Everybody bats, and everybody scores!” was the mantra of the day. Pitchers Lance and Tristan walked away with multiple strikeouts to call it a night.
On Saturday, things started to heat up, both in temperature and on the diamond. Battling a 1 hour rain delay and 30 degree Celsius weather, the Erindale team kept the heat on against the Richmond Hill Phoenix Gold team, winning the game 6-2.
Things cooled off a bit during the second game on Saturday against the North York Blues. Our pitchers rocked some solid innings, but the opposing team’s bats were just a bit hotter, taking the win from us 10-7.
Not to be deterred with the loss, the Erindale team prepared for the 3rd game of the day. In a must win situation to advance to Sunday, the team whooped it up with chants of “Erin-What? ErinDALE!” and set their bats on fire with a 10-2 win over the Vaughn Vikings. Pitcher Jason went a superb 80 pitches (can you say “fastball” 80 times fast) and Thomas went in to clean up the remaining batters. Erindale was going to the Semi-Finals on Sunday!
Clarington Colts was first on the list on Sunday. Pitching was strong on both sides, and so was defense. In the end, the Colts struck harder, edging out a tight 15-14 win over the Lions.
A little disappointed, but still on fire, the team went right back onto the diamond to play in the Bronze game. Peyton had the initial task of pitching to the Whitby Chiefs lineup. And what a battle it was between the Lions and the Chiefs! Peyton pitched fast and hard going a very strong 80 pitches. Tied 4-4, then 6-6, then 8-8. Talk about a tense game. At the top of 7, Dmitry hit a screaming double out to right field and the Lions were up 10-8! Then Ryan B., who was as cool as ice, came in to pitch for the save. Erindale Lions win the Bronze game 10-9!! Congratulations team!!
Players: Aidan M., Bryan G., Dimitri M., Geric A., Jason T., Joseph D., Lance A., Mitch L., Ryan B., Ryan T., Thomas S., and Tristan G.
Coaches: Brian B., Jim L., Gomer D.
T-Ball All-Star and Select Program:
ERINDALE U6 OAKVILLE TOURNAMENT:
Friday evening the U6 team’s tournament started with a David and Goliath game against the Oakville U8s. Despite losing, Erindale scored a respectable 25 runs in their first game as a team. Cameron won the player award for his solid hitting, not to mention his impressive cartwheels in left-center field.
Saturday morning the U6s played a more evenly matched opponent, the Stoney Creek U6s. Erindale won the game 44 to 41. Jacob won the player award for both solid hitting and fielding.
The Saturday afternoon game saw Erindale play the home team Oakville U6s. This was the game where the umpires decided to call the game a little differently – awarding players the next base even if they had barely stepped off the base they had just reached when time was called. Home field advantage proved fatal for our boys in red as Erindale fell 43 to 33. The player award went to Jordan.
Sunday, Father’s Day, and the first game was bright and early at 8:30 am. This was another older opponent, the Mississauga Majors U7 team. Still adjusting to the way bases were being awarded, and despite spectacular plays by, player award winning, Laurence at first base, the U6s fell 48 to 26.
The Sunday afternoon game was a scorcher, where Erindale again played Stoney Creek in the consolation game. Despite the hot sun, and the boys being tired from a weekend of T-Ball, Erindale won 40 to 34. Chad, showed Gold Glove skills at second and won the player award.
The Erindale U6s are:
Jack, who only played the first game, but
showed serious potential. Tyler, who got some solid hits into the
outfield. Jallone, despite a black eye, he got the
Cameron, big hits. Ryan, stretched a dribbler in the infield into a triple with some aggressive base running. ordan, no one calls time like he does. icholas, tagged a couple of runners out that were trying to make it to second base. Anthony, solid hitting and fielding, what an arm! James, showed some hustle and learned how to flip off the catcher’s mask. Laurence, excellent plays at first. Jonathan, solid hitting, and a good glove. Jacob, hitting, fielding, he does it all.